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12 Beach Resorts to Enjoy a Day Pass in Greater Fort Lauderdale

It’s summer in North Hemisphere, and South Florida is hot! Last year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of tourists drastically decreased and hotels and resorts saw most of the reservations vanish. And when vaccinations started en masse it brought with it the hope of going back to normal, going back to traveling!  

Despite the vaccine, the fact is some people are still afraid of getting on a plane, especially now with the new Delta variant looming. However, if you are a South Floridian, traveling can be rigged because within minutes or just a few hours of distance it’s possible to enjoy incredible resorts. If some of these places are beyond your budget or you would rather sleep at home, then don’t worry! We have compiled a list of 12 beach resorts right here in South Florida where you can enjoy a day pass.

12 Beach Resorts Close to Oakland Park to Enjoy a Day Pass

The resorts listed below are in alphabetical order. If you happen to go to one or have gone to one, please share your experiences in the comments section below. 

Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach

801 Seabreeze Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1629

If you ever dreamed about drinking a mojito by the pool overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, Bahia Mar is what you’re looking for. During your daycation you can enjoy the heated pool, have the food and drink service from Waves Pool Bar, and access to other hotel amenities.

Day Pass starts at $25. Cabanas also available starting at $125 for up to 6 people.

Beachcomber Resort & Club

1200 S. Ocean Blvd.
Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Hanging out by the pool or swimming in the sea? Having some conch fritters at the bar or laying down on a hammock beach front? That’s the kind of dilemma you’ll face when you spend the day at Beachcomber Resort & Club in Pompano Beach. The pass gives you access to property pools and private beach (first come first serve access to chairs/umbrellas located on pool decks or beach), access to hotel wifi, complimentary parking (one car allowed per day pass), access to hotel showers located by pool deck, and one pool towel per person.

Day Pass starts at $35. Cabanas also available starting at $75 for up to 6 people.

Bonaventure Resort & Spa

250 Racquet Club Rd.
Weston, FL 33326

You don’t need to travel do Indonesia or Thailand to enjoy a relaxing retreat. Located in Weston, only 30 minutes from Oakland Park, is Bonaventure Resort & Spa. The tropical landscape, full of palm trees, waterfalls, a koi pond and even a few graceful swans, is an invitation to relax in a beautiful scenery during the day. Pass includes outdoor swimming pool, 10% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages at Banyan’s and the Cabana Bar, a special beverage from the Cabana Bar, wifi and valet parking.

Day Pass starts at $25.

Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach

551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

The beautiful bulding located beachfront at the exclusive location of North Beach, the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach showcases the best Florida has to offer: panoramic ocean views from the pool deck, poolside food and drink just an order away and the best beach atmosphere. Your staycation at Conrad includes outdoor heated pool, hot tub poolside food and drink service from Spinnaker Pool Grill, fitness center, men’s and women’s lockers and showers, complimentary wifi, and discounted valet parking.

Day Pass starts at $40. Cabanas also available starting at $250 for up to 6 people and Day Bed available from $100 (max 3 people).

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hollywood Beach

4000 South Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019

Your perfect daycation has a name: The DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hollywood Beach. The palm trees that surround the outdoor pool and the hot tub, and the great view of the intracoastal waterway, create a perfect vibe for you to gang out by the pool and enjoy Florida sunshine. The resort offers poolside food and beverage service from Port South Tiki Bar, complimentary 1 hour bicycle rental (based on availability), wifi and discounted valet parking.

Day Pass starts at $40.

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

505 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304

Take a dip at the heated swimming pool of the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, perfectly situated at North Beach, and enjoy the panoramic Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway views. Day pass includes ocean view heated pool, poolside food and drink service, 10% discount on poolside food and drink, beach access (chairs and umbrellas for rent on the beach), and wifi.

Day Pass starts at $40. Cabanas also available starting at $100 for up to 4 people.

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

1111 N Ocean Dr.
Hollywood, FL 33019

You’ll have a hard time making decisions when you go to Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort: Staying at the LandShark Pool with rock waterfall (kids will love it!) or just hanging out by the Lone Palm Pool? LandShark wings or LandShark burger? Well, that’s the kind of dilemma everyone would want. During your daycation you’ll also have access to the beach (chairs and umbrellas available for rent), discount on spa services, poolside food and drink service, and wifi.

Day Pass starts at $45. Cabanas also available starting at $250 for up to 4 people.

Pelican Grand Beach Resort

2000 North Ocean Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

This gorgeous facility is gonna make you stay in the resort the whole time, even with an amazing beach just a few steps away. At the Pelican Grand Beach Resort you’ll be busy all day long enjoying the Outdoor Zero entry pool, the amazing pool side food and drink service, and fitness center. Do you prefer ro relax? So the Winding Lazy River is what you need. The resort has private beach access and it offers discount on spa services and discount at restaurants and bar.

Day Pass starts at $35.

Plunge Beach Resort

4660 El Mar Dr
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL

A cozy retreat for beach lovers who enjoy a typical Florida atmosphere. Your day off real life includes an outdoor pool beachfront, poolside food and drink service from Backflip Beach Bar, wifi, and complimentary self-parking. Plunge Beach Resort is perfeclty located on the white sand beaches of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and has a super firendly staff.

Day Pass starts at $35.

The Atlantic Hotel & Spa

601 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

This charming and luxurious beachfront oasis is the perfect place to unwind and swim at the pool with the most amazing view of the ocean. A daycation at The Atlantic Hotel & SPA includes oceanview pool, whirlpool, food and drinks service from Wild Thyme and Sky Bar, valet parking, and wifi. Pool chairs are on a first come first serve basis.

Day Pass starts at $40.

The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale

1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

When you’re at the pool deck of The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale holding a Veuve Clicquot glass and look at the horizon with that amazing view of the ocean and the white sand, you’ll have that “I deserve all this” feeling – even if it’s just for a day. The hotel offers for you daycation beach access, outdoor pool, poolside food and drink service from The Poolside Café, and wifi.

Day Pass starts at $40.

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

The skywalk located on third floor of The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort puts you in the difficult position of having to choose between the pooldeck and the beach. Well, maybe you don’t have to choose, just enjoy both! During your day at this resort you’ll have acccess to oceanview heated pool, bar and restaurant, beach, wifi and discounted valet parking.

Day Pass starts at $40. No children allowed.

Enjoy Your Daycation!

Living in Oakland Park has listed 12 great places to enjoy a day pass and just minutes away from OP.  Which ever one you choose, we are sure you are going to have a great time!

Disclaimer: Prices are subject to change. Please contact each establishment for current prices and any restrictions on the same as a result of COVID.

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Desiree Avila


Désirée Ávila has called Oakland Park her home for over 33 years. In addition to publishing, Désirée has been featured in print publications, locally and abroad. Désirée was an award winning teacher for 10 years and has a doctoral level education in Educational Technology. She is currently a licensed Florida Realtor® and is committed to a high-level of professionalism.

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